Rare Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Tonight, technically Tuesday morning, the moon will move into the earth’s shadow, causing a lunar eclipse. This will be the first time a lunar eclipse has occurred on the Winter Solstice since 1638 so Druids, Pagans and Twilight Fans are sure to be out chanting in the moonlight.

Depending on cloud coverage in your area, the eclipse will be visible to anyone in North America. Starting around 1:30 a.m. Eastern time, the earth’s shadow should begin showing on the moon’s lower left area. Our planet’s shadow will slowly creep across the moon and the entire moon will be covered around 2:40 a.m. The moon will remain in the Earth’s shadow for an hour until it starts moving out of the shadow, which should be completed around 5 a.m.

DATE/TIME:
December 20, 2010: 1:30am

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

9 thoughts on “Rare Lunar Eclipse Tonight”

  1. Could you be alittle more offensive please equating druids and pagans to eclipse fans. I happen to be pagan and your comment is about as closed minded as I’ve seen in a long time.

  2. Erik – I meant no offense to anyone. “Eclipse” is the title of one of the Twilight novels and, as a fan of those books, the first thing I thought of when I read the word eclipse, was the Twilight books.

  3. “occurred on the Winter Solstice”?? The Winter Solstice is on December 22 this year. Doesn’t that mean this missed it by 10 days???

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